What is the difference between botulinum toxin (botox) and hyaluronic acid ?
Botox and hyaluronic acid can treat wrinkles temporarily but their effect on aging of the face is not the same.
Botox or botulinum toxin is a neuromodulator that blocks muscle contraction and prevents the skin from being “marked” by repeated contractions of facial muscles. The mode of action of Botox is that it slows the aging of the face at the level of specific regions. The action of Botox is particularly effective at the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes.
Hyaluronic acid is a resorbable product that is naturally present in the skin. The hyaluronic act “fills” the wrinkle thus allowing it to be blurred and made less visible (especially in the nasogenous folds, lips and chin region).
These nonsurgical techniques make it possible to give a younger and rested appearance to the face. They do not necessarily replace a facelift or an eyelid surgery but are complementary to these actions.
How does cryolipolysis work ?
Cryolipolysis can simply treat some localized excess fat (belly, love handles …) without surgery and without anesthesia. A device (Cool Sculpting) is applied to the area to be treated, which will make it possible to eliminate the excess fat cells by cooling them.
The session lasts one hour per zone to be treated. During the session you can rest, read a book or watch a movie. In general, 2 sessions (spaced a few weeks apart) are required to treat an area. It is possible to treat several different areas on the same day.
The rate of sessions is variable depending on the number of areas to be treated and the number of sessions required.
What is breast augmentation ?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases breast volume and is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
This increase can be achieved by placing silicone prostheses (in front of or behind the pectoral muscle depending on the shape and initial volume of the breasts). This increase can also be achieved by fat injection: the fat is removed by liposuction in the belly, hips or thighs and reinjected into the breasts.
In case of prosthesis placement, it is necessary to wear a medical bra for 4 to 6 weeks.
During the first consultation, a 3D simulation is performed in the office to show you the potential result of this operation and to precisely define the volume you want.
What is a liposuction ?
Lipoaspiration removes localized excess fat. The fat is removed through very short scars, usually hidden in the folds. This procedure is most often performed on an outpatient basis and the pain after the operation is moderate. Treated areas may have bruising (blue) for 15 to 21 days after the procedure.
It is necessary to wear a sheath for 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure in order to obtain an optimal result.
What is a tummy tuck ?
Tummy tucks remove excess skin and fat from the stomach. this surgery is often combined with liposuction in order to obtain an optimal result. When the skin is not excess ebb, it is possible to simply perform a liposuction of the area.
The intervention is performed as part of a short hospital stay of 1 to 2 days. The wearing of an abdominal sheath is necessary for 4 weeks period during which it is necessary to avoid the important efforts.